The plan to isolate myself in Nepal for a month to finish writing the book was a success! After writing from morning to night while fasting for 23 hrs per day and eating one meal during the 1 hour, I finished the first draft the day before my ticket to Tibet.
I stayed in ‘PJs Garden Home/Studio Apartment’, which is above the garage on the property of a very kind Nepalese family who rents it out as an Airbnb. I took short breaks throughout the day to stretch and meditate in the lush garden. A few times during my stay, PJ’s mother would give me a delicious home cooked meal.
PJ’s home is in a suburb, about a 20 min drive to central Kathmandu. Many of the homes in this area are like huge mansions in America. They usually house multiple generations of the family.
A few times a week, I walked a couple blocks from the house to the main street in the area to get fresh fruit and veggies from the street vendors. I never saw another foreigner the entire time I was there. I went twice into central Kathmandu to get a visa for Tibet, and enjoyed all the colors, sounds, and vibrancy of life while there. I experienced the Nepalese people to be very gentle mannered and kind. And shockingly, being one of the poorest countries in the world, I did not see one person asking for money or food, and felt very safe walking around by myself.
I would like to return someday and explore the treks throughout the Himalayan mountain range of Nepal.
This is the beginning of the first chapter of the book I wrote ’The One and Only’. Please leave a comment if it looks interesting to you :)
1. EVERYTHING IS ENERGY (Light)
“Matter is Energy…Energy is Light…We are all Light Beings.” — Albert Einstein
I constantly remind myself this in order to avoid getting lost in the physicality and fear-based drama of human experience. I find that if I keep my perception tuned to the Light of things, life is much brighter!:)
Your body and perceived physical reality is made up of atoms, which are 99.99999% Energy/Light. Your body is really an electromagnetic field of vibrating Energy waves comprised of photons. You are a dynamic, intelligent, vibrating, electromagnetic information field of consciousness; constantly sending and receiving information while creating and recreating Self, and in relationship with/AS the Infinite expression of Source.
Physicists validated what Mystics have said for centuries - all of creation is a sea of conscious Energy (Light). We are a droplet within the sea - interacting, exchanging, experiencing, and in relationship with/as it.
"Energy is the inherent effort of every multiplicity to become unity." -- Henry Brooks Adams
THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU
Cher was born into a family of metaphysicians, which allowed her innate nature for questioning reality the freedom to explore. She started traveling the world at age 17 to engage with different perspectives of spirituality and Mind/Body Medicine. At 30, she settled down in Hawaii to raise her kids and started her private practice as a Mind/Body/Spirit Educator, Therapist. She also owned a Yoga School, founded a Divorce Center for Women, and was the founder of a Re-programming Center for Women and Children. Now her youngest child is going off to University, she is devoting the next phase of her life to travel the world and connect with as many people as possible - sharing her love and gratitude for life, our planet, all beings, and all that exists.